Articles Tagged with libya

ISIS Is Planning To Invade Europe From Libya, Report Says

ISIS Fighters

Plans detailed in a letter written by an ISIS supporter and propagandist reveals that the jihadists are considering launching an invasion of southern Europe through Libya. The letter reveals a plan by ISIS to ferry militants disguised as illegal immigrants from the North African country across the Mediterranean. The letter revealing the plans was seen… Read more »

Accused Al-Qaeda Terrorist Dies Days Before Trial

A Libyan man, suspected of terrorism, died days before his trial was schedule.

A man accused of helping plan Al-Qaeda bombings in the 1990s died on Friday just days before his trial was scheduled to occur. Abu Anas al-Libi pleaded not guilty initially, prompting the need for a trial. The criminal charges he faced were from attacks in Kenya and Tanzania against U.S. embassies in 1998. In those… Read more »

As Many As 700 Could Be Dead In Mediterranean Shipwrecks

The coast guard preparing to tow a yacht carrying refugees.

More than 700 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean sea last week while fleeing from Africa and the Middle East. According to Yahoo News, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported on Monday that several shipwrecks could result in a death toll of migrants for the entire year reaching 3,000. The worst of the… Read more »

Islamic Militia Claims It Has ‘Secured’ U.S. Embassy in Tripoli

islamists parada at the us embassy in tripoli

A Libyan militia group claims that it has “secured” the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, Fox News is reporting. Dawn of Libya, an organization consisting of militants from several organizations, announced that it had claimed the embassy, which has been evacuated for a month. The group posted a video showing men playing in the embassy’s pool…. Read more »

U.S. Evacuates Embassy In Libya

U.S. Embassy Libya

The United States has evacuated its embassy in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, due to “ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in the immediate vicinity,” according to the State Department. “We are committed to supporting the Libyan people during this challenging time, and are currently exploring options for a permanent return to Tripoli as… Read more »

Oil Prices Affected By Ukraine-Russia, Israel-Hamas and ISIS-Iraq Conflicts

Many of the world's oil producing nations are embroiled in conflict.

Oil prices, like the prices of any other commodity, are largely driven by supply and demand. The fact that a significant percentage of the earth’s oil production occurs in areas that are seeing political upheaval and war throws a wrench in the typical supply-demand quotient. This is in part because the volatile situation affects production… Read more »

Benghazi Suspect Arrives In Washington, D.C.

Benghazi Suspect

Ahmed Abu Khatalla, a suspect in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, has arrived in Washington, D.C., according to multiple reports. Khatalla was apprehended by U.S. special forces and FBI agents south of Benghazi on June 15 and, according to a CNN report yesterday, was then interrogated by American officials aboard the USS New York for “most… Read more »

Benghazi Suspect In Libya Embassy Terror Attack Arrested

benghazi consulate on fire

Benghazi terror attack suspect arrested. One individual is being held in Libya and will ultimately be transported back to the United States. Abu Khattalia is just one of several US embassy terror attack suspects being investigated, according to breaking news reports on Fox News. Abu Khattalia was photographed in the days following the burning of… Read more »

Navy SEALs Seize Libya Renegade Tanker Carrying Stolen Oil For Sale

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Navy SEALs raided an oil tanker off sailing from Libya, seizing the tanker from members of Libya anti-government militia and securing a payload of oil stolen from Libya’s central government. No one was injured in the Navy SEALs raid and the United States is now deciding the fate of the Libyan rebels who had earlier… Read more »

Blast Targets Benghazi On Anniversary Of US Consulate Attack

Blast Benghazi No Casualties

A massive blast hit Benghazi on Wednesday morning, just one year after the US Consulate was attacked by al Qaeda militants. Four Americans died in the attack. The blast was the result of a car bomb, which exploded outside a Foreign Ministry building in the Libyan city, according to state media. There were no casualties… Read more »

John McCain Snaps On Reporter Over Skipped Benghazi Briefing [Audio]

John McCain gets short with reporter who asks about missed meeting

John McCain got a little testy with a CNN reporter who asked why he skipped a Benghazi briefing to complain about Benghazi in a separate press conference. Today, the Arizona Senator slammed President Obama over his handling of the Benghazi Consulate attack which resulted in the deaths of four American citizens. In a press conference,… Read more »

Obama Taking Heat For ‘Optimal’ Comments Regarding Libya Attack

President Obama taking heat over Libya comments

President Obama said that the attack on the US Consulate in Libya that killed four Americans last month was “not optimal” in an interview, and is now being criticized by right-leaning media outlets over the remarks. The president made the comment last night in a pre-recorded interview with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, which… Read more »